The first table below looks at the demand for Electronic Trading skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Trading
Rank 284 211 229
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +18
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 129 193 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.89% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.18% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 167 190
Average daily rate £600 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18535 16423 20573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.61% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13086 11421 13439
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Electronic Trading
England

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Electronic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Histogram in London

Electronic Trading
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Hourly Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -29 21 £600 +4.34% 25
Docklands, London -2 2 £563 +12.50% 1
Canary Wharf +21 1 - -
Electronic Trading
England

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading.

1 99 (41.25%) UNIX
2 95 (39.58%) Low Latency
3 93 (38.75%) Front Office
4 92 (38.33%) Banking
5 90 (37.50%) Finance
6 88 (36.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 87 (36.25%) SQL
8 84 (35.00%) Java
9 80 (33.33%) Fixed Income
10 75 (31.25%) Linux
11 66 (27.50%) TIBCO
11 66 (27.50%) Investment Banking
12 62 (25.83%) Perl
13 61 (25.42%) Rendezvous
13 61 (25.42%) Equities
14 58 (24.17%) Windows
15 55 (22.92%) Multithreading
16 49 (20.42%) Derivative
17 46 (19.17%) ION Trading
17 46 (19.17%) Project Management
18 45 (18.75%) Python
19 43 (17.92%) C++
20 41 (17.08%) Firewall
20 41 (17.08%) Red Hat
21 37 (15.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 35 (14.58%) Reuters
22 35 (14.58%) Multicast
23 34 (14.17%) MarketAxess
24 32 (13.33%) Change Management
25 31 (12.92%) Capacity Management

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.33%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.42%) Confluence
3 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.42%) IIS
3 1 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (2.08%) MS Office
2 3 (1.25%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 30 (12.50%) ION MarketView
2 5 (2.08%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.08%) Firewall
2 35 (14.58%) Multicast
3 10 (4.17%) VPN
4 7 (2.92%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.67%) MPLS
5 4 (1.67%) OSPF
5 4 (1.67%) BGP
5 4 (1.67%) EIGRP
5 4 (1.67%) Intranet
6 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.83%) Network Security
6 2 (0.83%) LAN
6 2 (0.83%) WAN
6 2 (0.83%) Internet
6 2 (0.83%) SSL
6 2 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.83%) FWSM
7 1 (0.42%) TELNET
7 1 (0.42%) FTP
7 1 (0.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.08%) KDB
2 16 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.25%) QlikView
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.83%) MySQL
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.42%) DB2
8 1 (0.42%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (2.50%) JUnit
2 3 (1.25%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.83%) Subversion
3 2 (0.83%) FitNesse
3 2 (0.83%) JIRA
3 2 (0.83%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.83%) Mockito
4 1 (0.42%) DbUnit
4 1 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.42%) EasyMock
4 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.42%) jMock
4 1 (0.42%) Maven
General
1 93 (38.75%) Front Office
2 92 (38.33%) Banking
3 90 (37.50%) Finance
4 66 (27.50%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.92%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.08%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (38.75%) Developer
2 56 (23.33%) Java Developer
3 45 (18.75%) Analyst
4 31 (12.92%) Applications Support
5 26 (10.83%) Support Engineer
6 20 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 19 (7.92%) Support Analyst
8 18 (7.50%) Linux Support
9 17 (7.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (6.25%) Business Analyst
11 12 (5.00%) Linux Support Engineer
11 12 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (4.58%) Applications Support Engineer
12 11 (4.58%) C# Developer
13 10 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (4.17%) C++ Developer
14 8 (3.33%) Project Manager
15 7 (2.92%) Technical Analyst
16 5 (2.08%) FX Support Analyst
16 5 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.42%) Rendezvous
2 27 (11.25%) FIX Protocol
3 24 (10.00%) Middleware
4 20 (8.33%) .NET
5 15 (6.25%) WPF
6 9 (3.75%) JMS
7 8 (3.33%) HTML
8 7 (2.92%) QuickFIX
9 6 (2.50%) WinForms
10 5 (2.08%) HTML5
10 5 (2.08%) XML
11 3 (1.25%) Parsley
11 3 (1.25%) Flash
11 3 (1.25%) Cairngorm
11 3 (1.25%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.25%) Apache Flex
11 3 (1.25%) Spring
12 2 (0.83%) WCF
12 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.83%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 88 (36.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 80 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 61 (25.42%) Equities
4 49 (20.42%) Derivative
5 28 (11.67%) Computer Science
6 18 (7.50%) Credit Derivative
7 7 (2.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 6 (2.50%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.67%) Oracle Exalogic
10 3 (1.25%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.25%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.25%) Statistics
11 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.42%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.42%) Kindle
12 1 (0.42%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 99 (41.25%) UNIX
2 75 (31.25%) Linux
3 58 (24.17%) Windows
4 37 (15.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.17%) Solaris
6 4 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (39.58%) Low Latency
2 55 (22.92%) Multithreading
3 46 (19.17%) Project Management
4 32 (13.33%) Change Management
5 31 (12.92%) Capacity Management
6 22 (9.17%) Algorithmic Trading
7 19 (7.92%) OO
8 12 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 11 (4.58%) Business Analysis
10 10 (4.17%) Risk Management
10 10 (4.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 9 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.33%) SOA
12 8 (3.33%) Analytics
13 7 (2.92%) Workflow
14 6 (2.50%) Software Engineering
14 6 (2.50%) Investment Management
14 6 (2.50%) Change Control
15 5 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (2.08%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 87 (36.25%) SQL
2 84 (35.00%) Java
3 62 (25.83%) Perl
4 45 (18.75%) Python
5 43 (17.92%) C++
6 26 (10.83%) C#
7 13 (5.42%) Scala
8 9 (3.75%) C
9 5 (2.08%) C-shell
9 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.08%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.08%) AWK
10 3 (1.25%) Tcl
11 2 (0.83%) Korn
11 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.42%) XAML
12 1 (0.42%) VB
12 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (11.25%) Degree
2 3 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.83%) CCSP
3 2 (0.83%) CCNP
3 2 (0.83%) CCNA
4 1 (0.42%) RHCE
4 1 (0.42%) ISEB
4 1 (0.42%) CCIE
4 1 (0.42%) CCDP
4 1 (0.42%) HNC
4 1 (0.42%) HND
4 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.42%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.42%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.75%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) EMIR
2 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.08%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.42%) Control-M
Vendors
1 66 (27.50%) TIBCO
2 46 (19.17%) ION Trading
3 41 (17.08%) Red Hat
4 35 (14.58%) Reuters
5 34 (14.17%) MarketAxess
6 29 (12.08%) eSpeed
7 26 (10.83%) Oracle
8 17 (7.08%) Bloomberg
9 12 (5.00%) Tradeweb
9 12 (5.00%) Sybase
10 9 (3.75%) 29West
11 5 (2.08%) Charles River
12 4 (1.67%) Cisco
12 4 (1.67%) Juniper
12 4 (1.67%) Veritas
13 3 (1.25%) Microsoft
13 3 (1.25%) Adobe
13 3 (1.25%) Fidessa
13 3 (1.25%) Syncfusion
13 3 (1.25%) DevExpress
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago